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Casner Cabin DrawSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Aug 21 2010
Vaporman
Canyoneering8.00 Miles 800 AEG
Canyoneering8.00 Miles   4 Hrs   15 Mns   1.88 mph
800 ft AEG
Intermediate Canyoneering - Difficult or dangerous; Tech Climb; rope reqd; descent anchor; exit technical;
B - Up to light current; wading/swimming; possible wet/dry suit
II - Normally requires a half day
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This isn't a very technical or highly rated canyon but I certainly enjoyed it and don't need it to be terribly technical to have a good time. :D My buddy and I both had stuff keeping us in the valley that Saturday morning, but we meet up around noon and drove north with a mission to hammer out a few canyons off of Woody Mt Road, or at least I did and he tagged along. :lol: So we did hit this canyon until like 3ish but quickly geared up and quickly walked along the forrest road, past the cow tank, thru the open meadow, and began the long rock hop down canyon that got more & more difficult as we trekked down canyon. Occasionally there was a side trail to hop on, but for the most part it was right down the dry creek bed with loads of rocks, boulders, bushes, cold pools, and down trees to navigate around. :sweat: We hit that confluence with the north fork and the canyon got much more interesting afterwards with slickrock sections and mandatory swimmers. :D It was a pretty warm & humid day so we left the wetsuits in the truck and were sweating profusely on the hike in but the cold pools quickly cooled us off and almost had us wishing we had the wetsuits but thankfully they were short & sweet. I believe we hit two swimmers & a wader before hitting the canyons only 15ft rappel (the anchor is back a bit so bring about 80ft of rope or redo the anchor) that drops you down into two more swimmers, some rock hopping and then two more cold swimmers before finally reaching the confluence with upper West Fork canyon. :GB: Upstream from the confluence you hit a cool narrows with a wader but after that it's back to rock hopping & downed tree bypassing. After a bit you hit a confluence and make sure to go right unless you want to take the LONG way back to FR231. ;) The creek hiking up this pleasant canyon gets slowly easier with an occasional trail popping up here & there with the bridge for 231 not too far off. It was well into dusk by the time we hit the road and started cruising our way north towards the truck and we got almost a mile before some nice bow hunters gave us a lift back to Casner Cabin Draw. Thanks dudes! :y:

Hmm, so the photos didn't turn out as good as my usual sets due to low light, tough keeping water off of the lens when there's a half dozen swimmers, and the canyon was tight & narrow most of the way... But hopefully these photos give ya an idea of what to expect if you retrace this loop. ;)
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